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Irwin Corey Biography

Birth Place:
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Actor, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Lived in the Brooklyn Hebrew Orphan Asylum with his siblings as a child
  • Was a champion amateur boxer
  • Gained fame performing his act at the famous hungry i club in San Francisco
  • Claims he talked his way out of military service by convincing authorities he was homosexual
  • Scored his breakthrough on radio with appearances on Edgar Bergen's show
  • Regularly panhandled and gave his take to children's charities in Cuba
  • Was a public supporter of numerous leftist political causes